Athletes prepare for the final race night of the Ultimate Athletics 2018/19 season

Nick Watkins - Writer 14:23 07/05/2019
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Last chance: Runners have one final event of the Ultimate Athletics season

The season finale of Ultimate Athletics Racenights is upon us as athletes prepare to take to the track and field for the final time this season.

The league points, taken from the first 5 Racenights, are now final and will see the season’s top performers battle it out at the grand final. League winners Yannick Kraus (U13) cemented his spot with a narrow win over Angus Bharucha to secure his 4th Racenight League win since the series began in 2016. Jayson Castillo has also securing his 3rd Racenight League win since the Masters category began in 2017.

One to watch out for is current 100m senior record-holder Omari Barton- Ellington, who will be looking to protect his impressive 10.34-second record. Also in action is England 100m and 200m champion Kimbely Baptiste 100m and 200m. Baptiste’s records of 11.77 seconds in the 100m and 200m 23.66 seconds are expected to remain in tact. Her performances have been so impressive she’s been pushing herself by competing in male races ahead of competing in England Championships this summer.

In the Ultimate 60 category the top eight fastest of the season go through to the final. Over 30 men have taken part during the season and the fastest 8 go through. The one to beat on the night will be Aaron Seminski who broke the 7-second barrier on Racenight 5 with a stunning time of 6.94 seconds. There still two wildcard spaces available in the female 60m event on May 23rd.

The Winning School, Jess Ranches secured the most league points from their students throughout the Ultimate Athletics season and will be awarded with a trophy at the final event.

Former athlete Lisa Campbell set up Ultimate Athletics race nights, sponsored by New Balance, in Dubai, in 2015. Off the track, events aim to educate athletics with theory workshops as well as access to sports science-qualified coaches, nutritionists and physiotherapists.

What:Ultimate Athletics Ultimate race night
Where:Dubai Sports City
When:Thursday, May 23rd, 4.45pm – 8.15pm
Contact:www.ultimateathleticsuae.com

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